João Félix

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João Félix
João Félix 2019.jpg
João Félix (2019)
Surname João Félix Sequeira
birthday November 10, 1999
place of birth ViseuPortugal
size 181 cm
position Midfield , storm
Years station
2007-2008 Os Pestinhas
2008-2014 FC Porto
2014-2015 Padroense FC
2015-2017 Benfica Lisbon
Years station Games (goals) 1
2016-2018 Benfica Lisbon B 29 0(7)
2018-2019 Benfica Lisbon 26 (15)
2019– Atlético Madrid 27 0(6)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2017 Portugal U18 2 0(2)
2018 Portugal U19 2 0(0)
2017-2018 Portugal U21 10 0(4)
2019– Portugal 5 0(0)
1 Only league games are given.
Status: July 19, 2020

2 As of October 14, 2019

João Félix Sequeira (born November 10, 1999 in Viseu ) is a Portuguese football player who has been under contract with Atlético Madrid since July 2019 .



João Félix in Atlético Madrid jersey (2019)

Félix began his career with Os Pestinhas . In 2008 he joined the youth team at FC Porto . Between 2014 and 2015 he played for Padroense FC . In 2015 he moved to Benfica Lisbon . On September 13, 2016, he made his debut with the Benfica U19 team in the UEFA Youth League when he started against Beşiktaş Istanbul and was replaced by Bruno Lourenço in the 78th minute. A few days later, on 17 September 2016 he gave his debut for the B team of Benfica in the Segunda Liga when he against on the seventh day of the season 2016/17 SC Freamunde after 83 minutes for Aurélio Buta substitute has been. He scored his first goal for Benfica B in February 2017 against Académico de Viseu FC . At the end of the season he had 12 missions in which he scored three goals to book.

In December 2017, he extended his contract with Benfica until June 2022. For the 2018/19 season, he moved up to the squad of the first team. Under coach Rui Vitória , Félix made seven league appearances in the first half of the year, in which he scored two goals. At the beginning of January 2019, Bruno Lage took over the team under which he had his breakthrough. Félix appeared 19 times in the league and scored 13 goals. So he had a significant share in winning the championship . In the Europa League he scored three goals in the quarter-final first leg in a 4-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt ; in the second leg they were eliminated.

For the 2019/20 season, Félix moved to the Spanish Primera División at Atlético Madrid . He signed a contract with a term until June 30, 2026. The release clause was 120 million euros. The clubs agreed on payment in installments , which is why Atlético paid 6 million euros extra for the additional costs. With a total transfer fee of 126 million euros, Félix became one of the most expensive transfers in football history. In November 2019 he won the Golden Boy for the best U21 player in Europe 2019.

National team

Félix made his debut for the Portuguese U18 team in June 2017 when he came on for Elves Baldé in the 58th minute of a friendly against Norway . In the 3-0 win he scored two goals. In October 2017 he played his first game for the U21 team when he replaced João Carvalho in the 56th minute of the European Championship qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina . In January 2018, he made his first appearance for Portugal's U19 team against Turkey . In March 2018, he scored his first goal for the U21 team in a 7-0 win against Liechtenstein .

On June 5, 2019 he made his debut under coach Fernando Santos as part of the 3: 1 victory against Switzerland in the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League 2018/19 in the senior team , which then also won the final in which he was not used .

Achievements and Awards

In the national team
In the club

Web links

Commons : João Félix  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. João Félix renova por 4 épocas, December 11, 2017, accessed on July 8, 2018
  2. Hovering super talent: Why everyone is chasing Joao Felix ,, April 11, 2019, accessed on May 3, 2019.
  3. Welcome, João Félix! ,, July 3, 2019, accessed July 4, 2019.
  4. Announcement to the CMVM ,, July 3, 2019, accessed July 4, 2019.
  5. Sancho only second: Joao Felix is ​​Golden Boy 2019 ,, November 28, 2019, accessed on November 27, 2019.